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Five Things to Include When Listing Your Home for Sale

 

Whether you are moving from out of state or just relocating to one of the 55+ communities in Florida, selling your home first can be a financially smart decision. MSN Real Estate offers advice on the five things you should include in your home's listing to attract buyers.

Whether you are moving from out of state or just relocating to one of the 55+ communities in Florida, selling your home first can be a financially smart decision. MSN Real Estate offers advice on the five things you should include in your home's listing to attract buyers.

1. Be specific - In a sea of home listings, it is important to give specific details to potential buyers. Instead of saying your home has a newly remodeled kitchen, the source suggests including name brands of appliances and noting upgrades such as granite countertops. Including these attractive features can make your home more appealing to potential buyers who are seeking out specific amenities. If your home has other updates, such as a new roof, oversized closets or a resurfaced swimming pool - including details about these extras will likely result in more buyers at your open house.

2. Highlight unseen features - While including great photos in your listing can help attract potential buyers, your home may have other features that aren't easily seen that could be exactly what they are looking for. This includes having an oversized garage, awesome city or ocean views or privacy provided by a security system and being located in a gated community.

3. Use good grammar - If working with a real estate agent, they will likely be the one creating your home's listing and in control of marketing your home. Bad spelling and grammar can make your home look like a scam when listed for sale online, so the source says to look over your property listing enough times to eliminate potential errors. You should also be sure to use the right adjective when listing your home, as exaggerating can leave buyers let down when seeing your home. People can interpret adjectives in many different ways, so stay general when using words like spacious.

4. Motivate potential buyers - While your home's features and asking price will be what drives buyers to attend your open house, MSN Real Estate says providing them with motivation can help make the sale. If priced low, use phrases such as best buy to attract buyers, while other calls to action can prompt them to move quickly.

5. Consider lifestyles your home supports - If your home has family-friendly features, such as a fence-in backyard, a swimming pool or playground, be sure to include that in your listing. Other amenities including a deck, porch or patio can make your home perfect for entertaining, and attractive to buyers who enjoy hosting gatherings.